The Facts

It shouldn’t be a matter of numbers in dollars when it comes to saving wildlife. That said we felt we could support the protection for these dolphins by highlighting their economic impact, alongside the importance of saving an endangered and endemic species. Did you know It’s estimated the Akaroa Hector’s dolphin industry generates $24.5M* a year in direct and indirect revenue with $19.5M of that for Canterbury alone. This equates to 476 jobs (419 in Canterbury) The dolphins are the must do attraction in Akaroa and bring vital tourism dollars to the region. Nearly $100M in the last 4 years. We commissioned an Environmental Impact Assesment which you can find here.

Organisations supporting better protection for hector's & Maui dolphins

BLACK CAT CRUISES, TOURISM INDUSTRY AOTEAROA, CHRISTCHURCHNZ, DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION, WWF NEW ZEALAND, ICUN, GREENPEACE NZ, NZ WHALE AND DOLPHIN TRUST, INTERNATIONAL WHALING COMMISSION, NABU INTERNATIONAL, WHALE AND DOLPHIN CONSERVATION, SEA SHEPHERD NZ, MAUI AND HECTOR’S DOLPHINS DEFENDERS, MISSION BLUE HOPE SPOT, WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION, BANKS PENINSULA CONSERVATION TRUST, WORLD CETACEAN ALLIANCE, HECTOR’S PROTECTORS, BLACK PHINS, EARTH RACE, PROJECT JONAH NZ, PEOPLE FOR NATURE AND PEACE, GUARDIANS OF THE SOUND, OUR SEAS OUR FUTURE, REAL JOURNEYS, WHALE WATCH, DOLPHIN ENCOUNTER, POHATU PENGUINS, E-KO TOURS, COAST UP CLOSE, AKAROA DOLPHINS, ANNADALE, FOX2 SAILING ADVENTURES LTD, ROAD TRIPPERS, CAMPERMATE, YHA NEW ZEALAND, BACKPACKER YOUTH AND ADVENTURE TOURISM ASSOCIATION, PELORUS MAIL BOAT LTD, AKAROA DISTRICT PROMOTIONS, IDNZ, NEW ZEALAND CRUSIE ASSOCIATION, CANTERBURY LEISURE TOURS, HAKA TOURS, HASSLE FREE TOURS, VISITOR POINT, CANTERBURY TRAILS, BACKPACKER AND ADVENTURE TOURISM CHRISTCHURCH, AA TOURISM